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Kevin Becka

Kevin Becka is an audio engineer, educator and technical editor at Mix magazine. Kevin has also been the editor of Pro Audio Review and Audio Media magazines.

Synchro Arts Revoice Pro

Synchro Arts is a UK-based company with software products that focus on advanced manipulation of audio. Their products include VocALign for aligning music and dialog, and Titan for conforming multichannel production audio to EDLs, synchronizing Pro Tools sessions to picture edits, and much more. Revoice Pro Version 3.1 is the company’s latest effort, and it seems to be on a rocket ship......

Field of Streams

When it comes to tuning your product news, music, sports, and more, streaming is king. Static websites as we’ve grown to know them are losing ground to the stream every day. Yale University professor of computer sciences David Gelernter saw this decades ago. He calls it a “time-based wordstream”—a quickly, and regularly refreshed collection of content where you can “watch a single, customized......

Studio Microphone Stalwarts

It may seem like an odd pairing, reviewing two ribbons and a condenser, but the mics grouped here have more in common than one might think. The Royer R-122 MKII is a rethink of the company’s active R-122, adding a pad and roll off. The AEA N22 is another active ribbon that is voiced in a way that gives it a condenser-like personality. Both mics have hot output so it takes away the need for the......

Guitar Pedals for Recording

Guitar effects pedals used as professional studio tools? Yes, of course! While it is nothing new, the urge for music creators and instrumentalists to put their personal sonic stamp on their projects has driven the boutique pedal market to new highs. According to the Lippin Group, over the last decade the retail value of the effects pedal category has increased more than 45 percent, with a 13.7......

The New High End

I’m a tech-loving geek—my ceiling fan talks to my thermostat and coordinates my house temp. But high-end tech doesn’t need to be that crazy, or expensive. Take digital recording, for example: You can use plug-ins for all kinds of great sounding effects, EQ, compression and more. They are affordable, easy to use and recall, and they dominate processing and composition inside the box. ......

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